Inspired by one of Hollywood's most infamous real-life mysteries: the death of actor George Reeves, the heroic Man of Steel on TV's Adventures of Superman, who was shot in his Hollywood Hills home in 1959.... More
Reeves (played by Affleck) leaves behind a fiancée - aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon (Tunney) - and millions of fans who are shocked by his death. But after the LA police close the case, Reeves’ grieving mum (Smith) won’t let the questionable circumstances surrounding his death go unaddressed. She hires $50 a day private detective Louis Simo (Brody). Simo soon ascertains that the torrid affair Reeves had with Toni Mannix (Lane), the wife of MGM studio executive Eddie Mannix (Hoskins), might hold the key to the truth.
The detective also uncovers unexpected connections to his own life as the case turns more personal, and he learns more about Reeves himself. Behind the icon was a complex man who gave his life to Hollywood in more ways than one.Hide
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The story was well told and the acting was very good. I didn't know much about George Reeves prior to seeing the film and after seeing it, I wanted to know more and actually did some research (thanks Wikipedia).
Not a blockbuster and if you're wanting mile-a-minute action, give this one a miss but if you want to see a film that relies on its... More cast and the story, I highly recommend it.Hide
Not bad, but thought it was more clever than it was. The George Reeves storyline seemed more interesting than the detective/Adrian Brody one.
Well acted, and well shot, but too prolonged. It's a good idea on paper perhaps, but wasn't nailed.